Funeral is held for Irish minister Shane McEntee

Shane McEntee
Image caption Shane McEntee died on Friday

The Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have attended the funeral of Irish Minister of State, Shane McEntee.

Mr McEntee, 56, was a junior minister at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and was TD for Meath East.

He died on Friday near his home in Nobber.

He was elected to the Dail in 2005 and had been a farmer for 15 years before becoming a full-time politician.

Up to 3,000 people attended the funeral on Monday.

A book of condolence has been opened at the Department of Agriculture.